[AZW] ↠ Free Read ☆ The Amazing Journey: True Story of a Father and Son's Odyssey Around the World : by Grady Hicks ↠ #2020


  • Title: The Amazing Journey: True Story of a Father and Son's Odyssey Around the World
  • Author: Grady Hicks
  • ISBN: 9780986420825
  • Page: 143
  • Format: ebook

  • The Amazing Journey: True Story of a Father and Son's Odyssey Around the World By Grady Hicks The Amazing Journey is the true story of Grady and Austin Hicks, a father and son who travel the world for twenty eight days before Austin attends college In the spirit of adventure, Grady and Austin s route and activities are kept secret even from family until after the journey They complete daily, self imposed Journey Tasks meant to deliberately immerse each into cultuThe Amazing Journey is the true story of Grady and Austin Hicks, a father and son who travel the world for twenty eight days before Austin attends college In the spirit of adventure, Grady and Austin s route and activities are kept secret even from family until after the journey They complete daily, self imposed Journey Tasks meant to deliberately immerse each into cultural authenticity, and out of their comfort zones The two intend to experience other cultures and landscapes, but when the journey commences, it becomes clear that these travelers are in store for much From foreign militaries to spiritual clairvoyance, from serious illness to unnerving dares, The Amazing Journey reminds us to connect with people be it those closest to you or those across the world to test your limits, and to trust the Journey.
    Grady Hicks
    I am a native Texan My family has lived and worked in North Texas since the 1850s I am an avid traveler but I have made Arlington, TX my home base with my wife of 27 years, Belinda, where I return to relax in the backyard with family to plan the next destination Each of our three children are successfully pursuing college degrees, majoring in mechanical engineering, business communication, and elementary education Currently, I m writing the second book in The Amazing Journey series and just completed my third global adventure July 2015.

    The Amazing Journey: True Story of a Father and Son's Odyssey Around the World By Grady Hicks

    Commentaires:

    ❀Aimee❀ Just one more page...
    I don t know I guess I just didn t like the author s writing What should have been interesting just wasn t to me I read through to about 1 2 without skimming Then I skimmed, looking for interesting tidbits but nothing really grabbed me.Some of the writing seemed forced as if the author was trying to find deep significance when he didn t really feel it His humor of comparison between his middle aged self and his son also seemed inauthentic.A lot of the journey seemed to be about checking things o [...]

    Jeannette Nikolova
    Read on the WondrousBooks blogIS BOOK IS A STRONG RECOMMENDATION.It truly is an amazing journey.I received The Amazing Journey through NetGalley for an honest review and once again, visiting the GoodReads page, I m shocked that I m one of the few who have expressed interest I should state that I m not even a big fan of memoirs, neither do I often read non fiction books.But I do love travel, listening about travel, watching pictures and so on I honestly don t think that there is something as amaz [...]

    Elizabeth(Thoughts From an Evil Overlord)
    Full review on my blog eviloverlordthoughts the aI thoroughly enjoyed following Grady and Austin around the globe through The Amazing Journey They went to some of the big spots such as the Eiffel Tower and Angkor Wat, but also investigated local traditions and lore, getting a authentic feel of the places they visited and the people they met along the way In China, after meeting a shopkeeper, they were invited to his home to learn to make authentic Chinese dumplings, which was fun for both famil [...]

    Beth
    Father and son go on a world tour before the son goes off to college Great adventure for both, but would have been interesting to see of the son s Austin view of people and events.

    A van Eeden
    The bond between father and son is complex and unique It is dynamic and needs to change over time if it is to thrive.This to me is the crux of Grady Hick s book, The Amazing Journey.Hicks and his son Austin share a really close bond He is a devoted and tremendously proud father Austin had just finished high school and was preparing to enter the adult world He had lived a sheltered life, growing up in middle class America.Hicks wanted to open his son s eyes by showing him the world.But not the wo [...]

    Carly Szabo
    The Amazing Journey by Grady Hicks is an autobiographical tale like none other Filled with rich history, touching father son moments and political tension, this book quite literally travels the world around us leaving its readers pontificating over the very real question despite all our perceived cultural differences, are we really all that separate from one another Taking place in the transitional period between high school and college for his son Austin, author Hicks plans an around the world [...]

    Nikki Bennett
    What I liked most about this book was just the idea of a father and son setting out on an adventure together Grady and his son decide to take on their adventure Amazing Race style, and set up different tasks to do in each country they visit Some tasks they complete, some they don t, but in the end, the unplanned things become far of an adventure to both the people in the story, and to the reader too.There s no great lesson learned in this story, except for a good appreciation of how different i [...]

    Devon
    I received this book free through FirstReads.So this book is not something I would normally read, but it interested me and I actually loved it I couldn t put it down Normally I don t touch true life stories unless they re crime related But even if, like myself, you are mostly a fantasy reader PICK THIS UP You will not regret it I instantly became enad with this book the minute I opened the parcel The cover is gorgeous I also received a matching small bookmark with the owl on it so I was really h [...]

    Paul Franco
    The Amazing JourneyLike a lot of kids, Austin goes on a long vacation before starting college unlike them, he goes with his father A trip through Hawaii, Korea, China, Tibet, Nepal, India, London, and Paris makes up this book.As always, it s the small touches that sell a travel memoir I had a good laugh at the obsequiousness of the Chinese tour guide, and mentioning, This is Mr Wong He will be our driver He is one of the very best Yeah, they do that a lot in China, and though I didn t enjoy my t [...]

    Leah Moyse
    I love books about travel The ability to experience places you never thought possible, without even leaving home This however is so much than a travel book It is the true story of a Father and a Son and the once in a lifetime trip they took together around the World In some senses it is also a coming of age story.Of the places Grady and Austin visited, I have only been to Paris and obviously London It was magical to get a very real glimpse of places such as China, India, Nepal, etc I also found [...]

    Victoria Roberts
    I do not read many memoirs just to be upfront This particular book was a memoir wrapped up inside of a travel guide wrapped up like a season of The Amazing Race I can relate to both father and son in this journey of exploring the world I leave this book with a new respect for some very old cultures One day I hope that I can do half of what I read about in this epic adventure It did feel as though it dragged slightly for me but I appreciated what the author was trying to convey about the sights, [...]

    Lisa
    I won this on First Reads I have received this one This has come at a great time for me I am disabled and have 3 children in college As I am getting to where I will not be able to do much with them soon, in the way of travel, I have chosen their graduation gift to be a trip We are not attempting one the size of the guys in this book, but the U.S will never be the same I like that I was able to easily jump into their journey and stay there I hope that where ever our journey takes us next summer, [...]

    Katrina K
    win Will read and review once received.This was a good read I really loved all the history throughout this book I will admit the writing style of the author kind of threw me off, but I ended up getting used to it This is one of those books that really pulls you in and doesn t want to let you go.

    Josh Jordan
    Incredible journey across the world by a Father and Son, the wisdom they gain on the adventure, heartfelt and true.

    A Serious Lover
    A very genuine recounting of a genuinely amazing journey I enjoyed the book.

    Claudia Tessier
    I was very disappointed in this book While the idea take your son around the world before he goes to college and write about it is good, the results didn t live up to expectations I found myself skimming rather than wanting to know the writing style was not inviting Further, the e book needs a lot of work.

    Kathryn
    I received this book from NetGalley and the publisher, Wisdom House, in exchange for an honest review This was a hard one to review in a way, because I honestly, for the most part, did not care for it I wanted to the premise of the book was a good one, taking his just graduated son on a trip around the world for a month before he enters college and also a father son adventure based on the idea behind the realty show, The Amazing Race I truly loved the idea and was looking forward to reading the [...]

    Leslie
    This book was sent to me as part of a giveaway and in no way affects my review.It was an okay rendering of a concept that was unique the idea of taking a journey like this with your children is a good one as it can strengthen the bond in a family It inspires me to try it with my parents For that reason alone it s an interesting read in that it can show what to do and what not to do.

    Grady Hicks

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